We take the time to point out seven things and create some perspective on different aspects of your trip to Costa Rica.
7: Social Culture
One of the most important things about traveling to a foreign country that you barely know is the treatment of the native people towards travelers. Keep in mind that the treatment may vary based on the set of meanings, habits, values, and behaviours that commonly defines groups of people or communities of the same country.
Through the years of development of the tourism industry in Costa Rica, a reputation of its people and their treatment has been built up and spread through different references. From tourists worldwide after visiting our country or the well-known Ex-pats who decided to spend their lives in this natural universe within this small country. It is a fact that this is a children-friendly country. Still, even apart from that, it is easy for any traveler to immediately notice how nice the Costa Rican people can be and the effort that most people make to make the visitors feel comfortable.
It is a common understanding that not only fulfills the visitors’ needs to keep the business up and to run, but the initiative of going far and beyond defines this cultural breeding ground.
6: Success Story
If we talk about the success story of Costa Rica as a country, it is necessary to go back to the 1948 civil war. After that, Figueres abolished the army a year later; then, through the years, a stable democracy was consolidated and ruled by elected governments with very low abstentionism rates.
After abolishing the army and strengthening many civil rights, the national budget gave the chance to offer a better lifestyle, relatively high education levels, and a solid security system..
Also, granting many social safeguards taken into consideration by many travelers before deciding to spend their vacations in Costa Rica.
These things also helped the country receive huge benefits from foreign direct investment. On top of that, the government has many social achievements; life expectancy is considerably higher than in comparable countries, and infant and child mortality rates are significantly lower due to very good public medicine..
These changes are the image of steady economic expansion, which has a significant influence, and guarantees the growth of the tourism business.
5: Perseverance of Nature
The country’s natural richness is probably the reason number one for everyone to come over on vacations.
It is a fact that Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse places on earth, Costa Rica shelter 5% of the biodiversity of our planet in a country that is 0.03% of the land in the world. Our country indeed has unique eco-systems, and tourists will always have the chance to admire a portion of this plentiful natural world. But also have direct contact with it; It is also true that our country has unique eco-systems, and tourists will always have the chance to admire a portion of this plentiful natural world but also have direct contact with it; some travelers even come specifically to contribute and persevere shapes of wildlife along with their trip through volunteering.
But probably what makes it richer is that Costa Rica is making a special effort to keep its nature and has raised its forest coverture to 52% in the last twenty-five years. (In the eighties, it was almost gone).
4: Ecologic exposure
As pointed before, Costa Rica is part of the most biodiverse countries in the world.
Its geographical location in the tropics which forms a bridge between two continental masses. The mountainous system, which involves several and diverse microclimates, there are so many shapes of life, some tourist seek to observe some popular mammals in their natural environment, don’t be surprised if you have to stop by the road to help a sloth to get to the other side of the road, or if a monkey wakes you up early in the morning jumping on the tree next to your room, the idea of most people looking for natural beauty is to be immersed on the exposure of animals on their specific natural background, and this can be easily accomplished in Costa Rica.
You may also be interested in Escape to Costa Rica, a documentary create by Gaia Vince
3: The importance of sustainability
We all know the meaning of sustainability, in general terms, the endurance of a system or process.
But, Do we understand how relevant it is?
The lack of knowledge of resources and their significance leads to their misuse; most of Costa Rica’s electricity generation is acquired from renewable sources. The truth is that sustainability implies proactive movements to reduce the negative impact of using resources. It is important to take it seriously and wisely invest in the long-term priorities and consequences of using resources.
Sustainability of the country is a work that includes everyone, from the elementary schools to the highest positions in business or politics. Sustainability is already part of our education and culture. And we believe that it is our task to transmit and create awareness of how important it is, just remembering that sustainability is about our progenies and our grandchildren and the conditions of the world they will inherit.
2: The impression of Pura Vida
Every person from outside, visiting the country for the first time, will notice that there’s a phrase overused by the Costa Ricans, applied in several different contexts. For some, its definition is not that clear.
The expression “Pura Vida” meaning “pure life,” is the main way to express or show the devotion of a modest nation; “Pura Vida” can use to ask “How are you?” and is equivalent to “very well” too, but for the inhabitants of this small country there is a deeper interpretation, the simplicity of good living, attachment to simplicity (In the good sense), exuberance, freedom
If there is something you will feel in the air as soon as you arrive and the more you travel the more you feel it, is Pura Vida, not only an expression but a one of a kind lifestyle.
1: The illusion of time
We are all aware of the measure of time, which is permanently present, moving on, always advancing; it has duration and seems to be the universal context through which all events proceed.
Have you ever felt that time flies when you are having fun? How often do you check the clock`s time when you receive a class that you consider boring?
Some researchers seem to believe that it is the excitement of actively pursuing a goal that causes us to perceive that time advances faster.;
Are we giving a false meaning to the present moment? Could it mean that our vacation time goes faster than it should regardless of the efforts we can make to trick our minds?
If the time is not a concern, some believe you can play with your perception. What if your present is so magnificent that you will not have to worry about anything else?
Suppose it is possible then, regardless of your location or whether you are on vacation or not. However, if it’s about being surrounded by vast beauty or being immersed in a unique and breathtaking place that will help you forget or stop worrying about getting waking up early at a certain hour to take advantage of your vacation time, then it would be worth to give it a try, regardless how many days you have to discover a place.
If you visit Costa Rica you will have a uncountable amount of opportunities to put this into practice, an unforgettable experience that will eventually push you to be alert to make every second of your life high-quality time.
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Written by Juan Pablo Soto Sáenz for Camino Travel – Perseverance of nature input by Carlos Campos – Seven great things about your trip to Costa Rica that you may not know. – CAMINO TRAVEL. (2017). CAMINO TRAVEL. Retrieved 15 July 2017, from https://www.caminotravel.com/seven-great-things-trip-costa-rica-may-not-know/